What to Wear
What will look best???
So, my fiance and I finally found a church to get married in. It's a small white chapel looking building. No stained windows. The sanctuary is fairly small, all white walls with a few wood accents, blue fabric chairs. We are probably doing our reception at the local legion hall (due to finances) and are probably going to do a cocktail attire reception.
Originally the plan was for the girls to be in floor length dresses (we're getting married 11-11-11, and it's cold in november in the chicago land area) and the guys to be in tuxes. MY Moh said that maybe the girls should be in shin length or knee length dresses, and the guys could be in black suits instead.
what do you all think?
I'm fine with shorter dresses, but I was thinking I still want some color. I was thinking black shirts with pewter ties (my colors are pewter, wine and black....although I may be taking the wine out) or Pewter shirts with black ties.......
It's Back to the Drawing Board ........
So I had everythign planned....the ceremony, the reception, the photographer and the florist along with the guy that was going to marry us...... Then life happened....
We recently realized how much debt we have....and how much we can't afford to have a wedding...or to live for that matter.. so a few choices were made..
1. liquidate all types of savings to start to pay off debt
2. move in with my mom and step dad
3. cut wedding guest list to 100
4. forget the wedding we had planned......
5; start all over
6. pay off debt
So...life is going to suck for a while...but it's allgoing to be worth it, and it will all work out for the best.... just sucks i had my dream wedding in the palm of my hand and POOF...........it's gone....
You don't hear this every day
So....Chris's friend Jenny (who decided to get married the day I wanted to...after I told her..)( shes getting married 29 days before us) texted me the other day...... Sayin that she thought we should be guests at each other's weddings.........chris and I were going to be moh and best man (1 of 3) and her and her fiance chris were giong to be bridesmaid and groomsman.
She said that she wouldn't have any money left over...which i understand andi took that with no hard feelings.... but then she said that she didnt want us in her wedding because she cant be in ours becuz she wont have teh money.....this is the second time she's taken us out of her wedding......
chris was and still is very hurt.... i feel kicked to the curb again....but I guess everythign works out for the best.... you start to learn who your real friends are and arent...
I kinda feel like a weight has been lifted off of me..... I can focus on My wedding....and My bride to be time.... and not have to worry about who's things are on which days.....if they collide...they collide right?
I think we're changing our colors!!!!
So our original colors were Wine and Ivory.
I think I may have found a new color!!!
I dont know what its called...but its a gunmetal grey with a silver overlay....so Like a silverish deep gray.....ITS SEXY!!!!!
I decided that I want to be different and a lot of people do wine....I think doing the grey with wine would look very regal....and My girls would all be in darker dresses....which makes them happy :D
What do you all think???
ANd I think I may wear a light gold dress instead of white/ivory..... the picture on the right (the bradsaw dress) is the color gold I'm thinking of...maybe a little more gold...but I love it!!!!
Get to know us :)
How long did you date before you got engaged?
we were together for a year and 3 months before we got engaged...but we dated casually for 6 months before we got together officially....so a year and 9 months? lol
Did you get the ring you wanted?
Yes, I knew the style ring I wanted....and I got to pick it out when we were in Vegas
Was the proposal a complete surprise?
No actually....we decided we wanted to get married before we left for vegas. the plan was to get the ring....and he could ask me when he thought the time was right.....well he asked me the night we got the ring... i was layin in bed sick playing with the ring and he just asked casually :) it was sweet ;)
Do you wish you had a bigger/smaller diamond? If so How big or small?
sometimes I wish the center diamond was a bit bigger...like 3/4 of a karat...or 1 karat....but I love my ring...and I'm not a big gawdy person so it's perfect :)
Did you cry when he proposed?
When do you want to go for your honeymoon?
I dunno honestly probably the Sunday or Monday after our wedding....
Are you buying his wedding band for him?
You can say that...we are paying for everything together....
Have you gone over your original wedding budget?
We haven't even set one yet! lol
What day of the year will your wedding be?
Either Fri nov 11 2011 or Frii oct 19, 2012
What kind of weather?
fall/early winter....cool and crisp...just like i like it :)
Inside or outside?
Church/justice of the peace/other?
If we can find a church...otherwise at the reception hall
How many people will be there?
170 are on the list right now
Time of day?
Any kind of theme?
haven't thought of one that works with our colors....wine and ivory....
How many bridesmaids? Who would they be?
5. sis in law is matron of honor...fh's best friend is one... close from from college...girlfriend i've known since 1st grade and a friend i've known since i was 5 :)
What kind of cake/what will it look like?
square :) the one i've looked at and love so far is 4 tiers with red roses in between each tier
Where will you have the reception?
so far the location is bristol court in mt prospect il :D
What kind of dress will you have/color/material?
actually I'm looking at getting a bridesmaid dress in either white/ivory and doing some custom alterations to it...that way i wont spend tons of money on it, and no one will have the same dress as me :)
What kind of flowers in your bouquet?
white roses...wine mini callas
Kind of engagement ring?
white gold...center diamond is .34 karats and has 15 tiny diamonds in 3 rows around each side of the band ;) .
Kind of wedding bands?
We haven't picked them yet.
How will you wear your hair?
Half up, half down probably lots o' curls :) with a flower in my hair for my hawaiian heritage
Who will be important to be there?
Our family and close friends
Will the reception be big or small?
Bigger than I thought
What will the groom wear?
black tux...possibly with small white pinstripes (he loves pinstripes) wine colored vest and white tie ..oooooor white vest with wine tie
How old will you and the groom be?
in 2011 me 25...him 25... in 2012... me 25 him 27 lol
How long will you be engaged before you get married?
2 or 3 years.
Live together before or wait till married?
already live together...since we were dating for 4 months
Take a long time to plan the wedding or will it be simple?
It will take what seems like eternity!!!
Will you do it yourself or with family or hire someone to plan the wedding?
between me, my sis in lawa nd my mom we'll get everything done
Will you write your own vows or use something pre-made?
Pre-made I'm sure